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Zen moments

image2Looking out at animals calmly enjoying their time in the pasture.

Their only thought is to BE.

Not feeling 100% I took to my bed early, I thought I would listen to my body, and simply lie down.

Life has a way of getting in the way.

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Put all of your effort into the NOW.

You can only do your absolute best right this moment; not in the past, not in the future, but NOW

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Bom dia dear friends, Greetings.. and blessings.

Oyashikiri

 

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shades of white

white-banksia-rose-flowers-1s white against a back ground of green

what a lovely picture you’ll see

the fragrance of a flower in bloom

will  touch your senses

with a magical sensory tune

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white against a sky of blue

a sigh will escape your lips

as you dream of a place

under tropical skies and

lazy sun drenched afternoons

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yet white against a sky of gray

can make for a very dull day

the white is still white

but we see it in a totally different way

think about it

how many times

have you looked at someone in a different way

only because

their background

coloured your way of seeing them

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my sister painted me a hobbit house

sometimes, I think

yeah, this is where I want to stay

lost in a meadow of sheep

where I can while away the day

and at night, turn in for

a fitful sleep.

everyone needs a place to stay

when they need time

away

from a world that can in disarray

Q

Oyashikiri

 

 

 

 

Psalm 62:8

Hello everyone.. How are you today… Bom dia

We’ve just had a few days where in North American, many celebrated Thanksgiving, especially in the States,  With people being as connected as we are with social media, Canadians, got to enjoy another taste of Thanksgiving with American friends,  Thanksgiving, also heralds the beginning in earnest of the holiday season.  Yes, stores have been playing Christmas songs, but the big event in both Canada and the USA has been Black Friday.  commercials, marketing, merchandising, sell, sell, sell.

I heard not a peep about how and why Thanksgiving came about. Or the teachings of being grateful for what we have, instead it was all about, how much more can I get for my dollar.  The news carried stories of where to go to get the best deals. One slick commercial after another.

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As we enter into December, we will get more and more reruns of the Xmas past, and the films that come out each year about Santa Clause and the North Pole

In PL (Perfect Liberty) we believe that “Life is Art” Precept #1

PL Precept # 11 is always be with God

and PL Precept 3, is God appears through One’s Self.

It is very difficult to feel a quiet and a peaceful state of mind.  Every moment that happens between the movie, film, program whatever we are watching, is all about spending, seeing how much money you can spend, how to acquire another material object.  Not to mention,killings,stabbings, violence, and of course, humanitarian projects for people thousands of miles away, while we ignore the hunger,homeless and discriminations/ persecutions right here in our own backyard.

That said, I know that we all hunger for that silent time, the moment that is ours, that is not being bombarded with senseless chatter or music that rather than soothe is jarring .

Perhaps it is because it is late, (early morning) but the Psalm came .. it drifted into my thoughts..  Psalm 62:8.. is about putting your trust in God.

It is a reminder to let go of agitations, to surrender the nattering mind to a “divine” state.

To let healing loving thoughts take control of your tongue, to think before speaking, to support and cheer others on.

PL is non denominational, we appreciate the language of Love/ God however it is spoken and lived.  We are all unique, and need to express and walk with  God in our own way.

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I never walk alone

you are always with me

with love in my heart

I am in step with you

you are my life,

invade it

fill it, transform it

With God/Love, nothing is impossible

Namaste      –      Oyashikiri

 

 

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Drudgery ?

d4b2c1af36e8945186dfcb4122c5ca16Life can become repetitive, yes it can, the same old routine, same people, same tired old jokes, same complaints, and boy are their negatives.  It seems that the whole day is spent dealing with the problems of others, or the dissatisfaction(s), you yourself are experiencing.

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It is true that often our lives are regulated, or for whatever reason, our days are compartmentalized.  We develop routines, we make or are put on a schedule, this leads to deadlines, objectives, goals, and on and on it goes.  What we do is monitored, evaluated, assessed and rated.

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What we eat, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, everything it seems comes off some kind of production line, assembly line, processing station, and yet we don’t know or realize that we have let our own lives replicate a mechanical and programmed “lifestyle”

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Oophs, what happened here, LOL … a time shift, this was a picture taken for a community post by Nat Fabman in 1954 (Life Magazine) of a Fresno dairy farmer (Arch Badertscher) milking his cows alongside his two farm cats, Blackie and Brownie.  A little playfulness in the day, sort of gives a warm fuzzy, and a bit of a smile.  The first few pictures, didn’t do much for you did they?

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Sometimes, NO, not sometimes, on a regular basis, we have to STOP and get off the treadmill, and get out to explore, and smell the roses(flowers} no one else can do it for us.  When we repeatedly do the same things day after day, life gets stale, and we find ourselves in a rut.

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Usually the fences and walls we find around us, were man-made (look in the mirror).  John Wayne was said to have started his day by saying,”yes, looks likes it is going to be another fine day” no matter what… begin your day in a positive way, and work towards carrying that thought with you throughout the day.

Namaste      –      Oyashikiri

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Snow and tranquility

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The snow was beautiful today, it was light, fluffy and brought with it a warmer weather that made it a delight to walk from the mall to the car. When I got to the car U wasn’t so enthralled,  In the short time I had been in the mall, the car was covered in a blanket of snow that obscured all the details, leaving just the outline of the Rav.  The windows were in need of a good brushing, I’d also have to clear off the roof or the snow would fall and impede my view while driving.  Guess where my gloves were?

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Noooo  you really  don’t want to know what crossed my mind when I realized I’d have to move snow from the doors and windows prior to opening the door with my sleeve. =^_^= … the little crystals of snow, were dainty and fluffy, they were floating around like little feathers.  I couldn’t help but appreciate their charm.  That didn’t stop me from realizing that they would all dive into the car as soon as I opened the door.   So be it.  After all my gloves would be inside, then I could start the car, and come back out and clear the car, AND if I was lucky the brush with the long handle would be handy. … … …. It wasn’t.

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The drive home was slow….. like turtles all in a row we crawled.   Big trucks were turning and sliding around corners a seasoned winter driver, I knew to leave a car length between my car and the one in front,, more if I could. Those who didn’t chanced kissing bumpers.  More than once I had to double brake to deal with the mush and greasy road surface.  My adventure, its times like this that I talk to the Universe and count my blessings.

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Life is to be enjoyed, and no matter what, I do my best to find the happy in whatever it is I’m living.  Even if it  is to walk into my “upset” room for a moment to vent, once I’ve done it, I can walk back out, close the door and move on.  Expression is a gift, try to be as creative as you can, if you hold back the negative moment will fester, if you acknowledge it, and give it is due, the moment passes.   Trust me, in life there is always balance, you can’t have “one”  with out the other..

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Namaste      –     Oyashikiri

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Smiles

Smiles

What gives you an instant smile?
What when you see it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy?
Could be lots of things..
One of my “smiles” are sheep/goats..
I’m not alone, I see sheep pictures, curios, soft toys in all the shops.
Sheep, in person, when you visit them on a farm, may look soft and cuddly, but if their coats are full
and they are out in the pasture, its ah… not so inviting to throw your arms around them for a snuggle.. LOL nor will they necessarily let you.

A Felter, I have tried to clean raw fleece.. what a chore that was.  I loved the activity though, the thought that I was doing what pioneer women did, clean, dry, and the  prepare the fleece through the different stages to either felt or knit/crochet with.  I only made it so far, I stumbled and stalled when i got to the spinning wheel phase.  My wheel sits waiting for me to gather the patience to sit and try again.  Still when i look over and see my spinning wheel, I smile.. it reminds me of happy moments when I was knee-deep in organic fibers .. the other project that I will leave to others is the dying of the fleece.  In the living room I have a showcase full to brimming of all the different colours I could find.  My stash is another “smile” in my life.

Smiles come in all shapes and sizes and they originate from a happiness inside.  a person who is always pleasant and cheerful, can spread their joy wherever they go.

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Just imagine the thrill and happiness this athlete is experiencing.  A “smile” he /she will remember for an eternity.

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Always remember to smile.  Seeing a resident of Raglan Shire (Zoolie), makes me smile.   photo taken by Q    avatar is a Loco Poco kangaroo … You smiling?

Did you know – Sheep people (Chinese Astrology) are thought to be sensitive, talented and extremely creative, elegant and charming.  They get along with almost everyone, they are peace loving, ardent and easygoing.

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